A Focus on Whole Body Health

I was introduced to myofunctional therapy during the first year of my dental hygiene career. At that time, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in which I could work closely with patients who care about their whole body health.

Through a couple years of research and as I grew as a dental hygienist I found a mentorship program where I intensively trained with Sarah Horsnby, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist. Following the training program, Sarah hired me as an associate with her business Faceology. In 2018, Sarah promoted me to her lead therapist taking on more patients and leadership roles. I am a Myofunctional Therapy Advisor through Faceology’s MatchMaker program to mentor new myofunctional therapists. I am also a MyoMentor Educator and lead study groups for our MyoMentor students and graduates. My other training has with The Breathe Institute and Dr. Soroush Zaghi (leader in research and the functional frenuloplasty) in Los Angeles as well as taken courses from Richard Baxter (author of Tongue-Tied and leader in the field), Fast and Functional TMJ training with Tim King and Sarah Beach, and I am a Munchee Educator with Myo Munchee based out of Australia.

Megan Van Noy
Megan Van NoyRDH, Myofunctional Therapist
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Today, I am a Partner Therapist through Faceology and continue to see patients worldwide. It is amazing to work with people from all backgrounds and venture into an area of healthcare that isn’t well known or recognized by most people. I also opened NW Myofunctional Therapy and see patients in the Portland, Oregon area for two years before fully integrating my practice online. I work closely with some amazing local orthodontists and patients who I meet in my daily dental hygiene practice. I have learned that most that most dentists, pediatricians, orthodontists, and ENTs do not fully understand myofunctional therapy because most were simply never trained in this topic as part of their medical or dental education. It is amazing to see people’s health transform in front of your eyes over the course of treatment. I believe in the whole-body approach to health that recognizes how the mouth directly relates to overall health of the body.

My passion has become creating a network of healthcare providers, parents, doctors, and others in the dental industry to see how we can make a difference in the lives of adults and children with oral and breathing health problems. Developing my myofunctional therapy practice has become my passion and I can’t wait for it to continue to grow in the Portland area as well as reaching patients around the world meeting via Zoom. I plan to move forward as an entrepreneur and advocate in the field of applied myofunctional sciences.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have been able to call Portland home since the beginning. When I’m not growing my practice, I can generally be found playing softball, volleyball, or playing with my niece and nephews. I also love exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer from amazing hikes and breath-taking views to amazing restaurants and craft breweries.

If you would like to learn more about myofunctional therapy and what I do, there’s a wealth of information on my website but if you have questions or would like to contact me personally, I’d love to hear from you.

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Megan Van Noy, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist

Megan Van Noy
Megan Van NoyRDH, Myofunctional Therapist
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Patient Testimonial

“Since being diagnosed with TMJD, I have struggled with pain for nearly 13 years. The last 3 years I have devoted to finding relief so that I can be the wife and mother that my husband and children deserve. After careful consideration and with the recommendation of my TMJ specialist, I found Megan Van Noy. After seeing countless dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and doctors, I finally can say I have more pain free days than days filled with pain. I can expect several years of treatment with my TMJ specialist to get the expansion of my palates with the A.L.F. appliances, and hopefully the correct bite to give me further relief, but Myofunctional Therapy has been a true blessing to me. I highly recommend Megan as she was a joy to work with. Myofunctional Therapy truly works, even if the exercises may seem silly or non-effective, stick with it, because they work! I can now say with confidence that I have a better range of motion with my tongue, I no longer have a tongue thrust, I rest my tongue on the upper palate comfortably and I am breathing through my nose primarily and also swallowing properly with the tongue on the spot! Megan is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her patients and I know, without a doubt, that she cares so much about the success of her patients with their Myofunctional Therapy.” – Tonya W. 

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